The 9th of November starts with a timpani and this is not the US election, but a message from the Swiss manufacturer Garmin. The English-language blog appelmoessite.wordpress.com has there photos of the latest fitness watch geaked, which is to hear the product name Garmin Fenix 5. This may also be surprising, because many had expected the release of a Fenix 4. This will probably never happen – for reasons of a stay. Some manufacturers shun the number four because it is equated in Chinese language usage with the word death and brings misfortune. These companies also seem to include Garmin.
The Garmin Fenix 5 is likely to come on the market in 13 different versions, as is currently suspected. There will be a subdivision into the Germin Fenix 5, the Garmin Fenix 5S and the Garmin Fenix 5X. The significance of this categorization is still speculation. However, it can be assumed that the Garmin Fenix 5 is a very everyday model. From the visual appearance it looks like a stylish watch. The Garmin Fenix 5S could be the S for sports – which functions specifically behind it, is currently open. As a third category, the Garmin 5X is dedicated to extreme sports.
What all 13 Garmin Fenix 5 fitness watches have the first information in common: They should be waterproof up to 100 meters. This would definitely be an announcement, because this would make the models suitable for diving in any case and there are sometimes very few comparable devices on the market. In addition, a heart rate measurement and GPS as well as GLONASS are definitely on board. In addition to operating via the buttons on the housing surface, it should also be possible to give the Garmin Fenix 5 commands via screen touch. Another special feature about the present time can only speculate, would be the possibility of a wireless charging – this is especially the Garmin Fenix 5X be reserved. The information on the displays, which can be seen in the photos, is also to be expected with a barometer and possibly other helpers for open-air activities. This makes the Fenix 5 an absolutely suitable outdoor fitness watch. Last but not least, the new model also features a quick-change mechanism for the bracelets.
A show this year before Christmas is rather unlikely. A possible event to present the Garmin Fenix 5 in an appropriate setting would be the Consumer Electronics Show, which takes place annually at the beginning of the year in Las Vegas. For 2017 it is scheduled to take place from 5 to 8 January. So far, nothing can be said about the price – as long as there is news, Smartwatch.de keeps you up-to-date.